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Oral and maxillofacial surgery—is it time to rethink the long training pathway?

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1148 (Published 29 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1148
  1. Peter A Brennan, president1,
  2. Velupillai Ilankovan, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon2,
  3. James S Brown, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon3,
  4. Alex Goodson, year 3 specialty trainee in oral and maxillofacial surgery4,
  5. Karl Payne, year 3 specialty trainee in oral and maxillofacial surgery5,
  6. Arpan Tahim, year 3 specialty trainee in oral and maxillofacial surgery6,
  7. David A Koppel, consultant craniofacial/oral and maxillofacial surgeon7
  1. 1British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, United Kingdom
  2. 2Poole, UK
  3. 3Liverpool, UK
  4. 4Wales, UK
  5. 5Birmingham, UK
  6. 6London, UK
  7. 7Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  1. peter.brennan{at}porthosp.nhs.uk

Abstract

Oral and maxillofacial surgery has the longest training pathway of any medical specialty in the UK. Peter Brennan and colleagues look at ways to shorten this

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: None declared.

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